Frozen-Inspired Everest Glow Centerpieces

Do you ever see an item in a thrift store and instantaneously giggle in excitement because you know exactly what path you want to take? Disney’s newest movie, Frozen is a hit! If you haven’t watched it yet, chances are your children know all the words and lyrics to the charming songs. It’s okay to admit it…they’ve been stuck in your head for weeks! The movie is darling and easily one of Disney’s best! We are going to let your creativity go with this Frozen-inspired décor piece.

While shopping at your favorite thrift store, keep your eyes peeled for Christmas tree candy jars. These are reasonable! I purchased my trio for $1.50 total! There are two different styles and without a doubt buy any you see. Style one: the Christmas Tree Topper comes off therefore splitting the tree into two separate pieces, but style 2 has a plastic cap on the bottom. Both styles work perfectly! Mix and match between the two options to give different height variances to this display.

ITEMS NEEDED:

  • Variety of Christmas tree candy jars
  • Epsom Salts (approx. $3.50 per bag) Located in the pharmacy section at your local supermarket
  • Sponge paint brush
  • Modge Podge (any finish/any style will do)
  • Clear Coat Spray
  • Glow Sticks (your choice of color)

 

STEP 1

Take your sponge brush and apply an even coat of Modge Podge all over the candy jar. Paint quickly because Modge Podge tends to dry quickly.

 

STEP 2

Pour 1/4 bag of Epsom Salt product into a 9 x 13 pan. Turn the glass piece horizontally (on its side) and roll it in the Epsom Salt. Sprinkle small handfuls of the Epsom Salt “underneath” the tree branches to fully coat each piece.

STEP 3

Allow the glass pieces to dry for approx. 2-3 hours.

 

STEP 4

Lightly brush off any loose Epsom Salt.

 

STEP 4

Spray the pieces with one coat of clear coat spray. Allow pieces to dry for 1 hour. Repeat.

 

STEP 5

Follow the instructions on your glow stick and place inside the candy jar. Depending on the jar style, replace the topper or the plastic cap.

 

 

HELPFUL HINTS

  • If you are using STYLE 1, do not paint the bottom “lip” of the topper.  If you forget and add Epsom Salt to the topper, it may not lay straight or fit back into the jar.
  • Wear plastic gloves, especially if children are assisting or you have sensitive skin.

OTHER FAB IDEAS:

  • Add some of your child’s Frozen figurines for instant décor pods.
  • If glow sticks don’t impress you, battery operated candles are a great option.
  • Want even more dazzle? Add glitter to your Epsom Salts!
  • Consider tinting your Modge Podge with food coloring for unique colors.
  • After your Frozen birthday party, save the centerpieces for your next eternal winter season. Add penguins or maybe some metallic reindeer for a truly unique winterscape. You can easily enjoy your new décor pieces all winter long.

 

 

 

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